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Opinion: In Wyoming, tormenting a wolf is not a big deal

Wolf portrait taken from a vehicle in a pullout. Original public domain image from Flickr
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Wolf portrait taken from a vehicle in a pullout. Original public domain image from Flickr

Most states have limits on what methods are permitted to kill wildlife. But in what Wyoming calls its “predator zone,” that’s a whopping 85% of the state, where wolves, coyotes, red foxes, raccoons, porcupines, jack rabbits and stray cats can be killed using any method. Writer Wendy Keefover writes that a recent wolf killing in Wyoming was unusually cruel: A man ran down a wolf on his snowmobile, taped the animal's mouth shut, then paraded the disabled wolf around a bar. Wildlife advocates are angry and want policy changes.